What's the Most Annoying Thing Your Computer Does?

By Chris Mills on at

This morning, I was in the middle of a proper writing groove -- coffee brewed, tunes blaring and email inbox set to off -- and all was looking well. Third story of the morning, here I come! But no. Windows had decided, in its infinite wisdom, that its arse-shagging auto-updates were more important, so it restarted on me. Bastards.

I mean, don't get me wrong -- I love Windows dearly. But sometimes -- normally right in the middle of something important -- it does something so completely moronic that I want to rip the hard-drive out and batter it to an ironic death with a giant Mr Clippy.

But that's just Windows. Every platform or device has its own little quirks that make you wonder what the designers were smoking that day. What are your....'favourites'?